Runnels | Independent School, Baton Rouge

Jr./Sr. High Overview

Runnels Junior and Senior High School provides educational programs of the highest quality designed to ensure that each student is prepared to meet the unique demands of a 21st century world. Our academic program encourages intellectual growth and curiosity, as well as the exploration and expression of ideas.  

At Runnels, classes are kept small, allowing students to receive individual attention, and allowing each students’ capabilities and characteristics to be revealed. The demands of our curriculum are balanced by our personal approach to education and the support of a caring and experienced faculty and staff. Nearly all Runnels High School graduates attend four-year colleges and universities.

  • Average Class Size 13 – 18 (Academic classes limited to 18 students.)
  • Student/Teacher Ratio - 8:1
  • Average ACT scores of Runnels seniors (past 5 years): 24-25, which is 3 points above the national average, and 5 points above the state average.
  • We offer 20 different Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
  • In 2015, 73% of students who took AP exams scored a 3 or higher, making them eligible for college credit and/or advanced placement after graduation.

Our students are challenged to develop new skills, exercise their creativity, and pursue their passions in a supportive environment that welcomes a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas.

Our goal in general is two-fold: first, to ensure that each child realizes his or her potential in every area of the curriculum; and second, that students attain this maximum achievement in a pleasant, safe environment, and that they enjoy learning.

Additionally, it is our goal to aid students in becoming happy, knowledgeable, and productive young people who are aware of and are considerate toward others. Our concern is not only for what is being taught, but also for whom we are teaching; accordingly, we maintain an environment that supports the individuality and needs of our students.

2018-2019 High School Profile

Colleges and Universities Admitting Runnels Graduates (partial list)


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